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Monday, August 18, 2014

White Mice and Buttons


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Crafters of every stripe are button hoarders! Buttons are pretty, inexpensive, and extremely versatile. If you are a card maker, quilter, layout artist, or anything in between, you probably have a button hoard! Buttons come in many sizes, styles, shapes, and colors, plus they are easy to store...usually in cute containers! Pull out those bins of buttons and use some of them for your challenge project!  You can participate in the Craft Hoarders Challenge and win a prize from the blog sponsor... Altered Pages!

I admit it! I have tons of buttons stored in jars, boxes and even little baggies from the many swaps I have participated in the past and for me it is sometimes hard to turn loose of them and use them in my projects. But I would like to share a quick gift card holder/wall decoration that is easy to create using buttons and an empty toilet paper roll.  Are you ready to get started? :-)



First off I painted the toilet paper roll inside and out. Once dry dry I flattened the roll which I ran it through my Sizzix die cutting machine to flatten it but if you don't have one you can use a bone folder to get crisp edges. I used the Tim Holtz Scallops die on the bottom of the TP roll and the top I embossed with Geometric Ring embossing folder. Then I applied mod lodge on the outside, let dry and the inside the scalloped bottom added a thin line of mod lodge and clipped together with clothes pin and let dry.


Next I adhered a ban of cardstock from the Happy Travels Paper Pad right below the embossing on the TP roll, added lace, ribbon and seam binding bow to the outer edge of the roll. I cut a 10" piece of seam binding for the handle and adhered each end to the inside of the roll. Then I finished it off with flowers that I punched out from  one of the Text Pages, shaped just a little, layered and adhered together and topped off with hemp cord and a button.



I cut one of the Victorian Labels out and glued to a piece of cardstock, added gathered lace, hemp cord and  buttons in various spots along with a couple of paper flowers to finish off this re-purposed and now useful project.


I hope you have enjoyed my project and if you have any questions please let me know.


Supplies Used:

Altered Pages: Glitz-Happy Travels Paper Pad, Text Pages, Victorian Labels AP-1303, Dyeable Seam Binding, Dew Drops
Sizzix: Tim Holtz- Scallops die, Cuttlebug: Geometric Embossing Folder, Hemp Cord, Lace,  Ribbon, Buttons, Acrylic Paint, Flower Punch, Chalk Ink






Tonya Trantham (you are here)






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Thanks for stopping by and be sure to hop to all the other blogs and see their take on what you can do with buttons and leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win some cool prizes too!
I hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!




Friday, August 15, 2014

Hope Whispers

Hi! I'm back to share a quick card I created for Paper Wings Productions August "Anything Goes Challenge"  you can do any type of project as long as it has some type of stamping on the it. I had ordered the Tea Time Mix Media Kit from Paper Wings and received this free Hope Whispers cling stamp with my purchase. I had already started this card and thought this sentiment would be the perfect touch to finish off my card.


The card base is 3"x5 1/2" folded. I inked the base and all scraps of cardstock with chalk ink and adhered to the front of the card. I fussy cut the Digital Bird Image and stamped the Hope Whispers sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock and adhered both to the card. I finished off with a sequin and Dew Drop


It is a perfect little card to give someone a lift and to tell them not to give up.
Be sure to stop by and play in this month's challenge over at Paper Wings Productions!


Supplies Used:

Paper Wings Production: Hope Stamp, Dew Drop, Sequin, Cardstock, Chalk Ink, Digital Bird Image, StazOn Black Ink, Scraps of Scrapbook Paper

If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!




Thursday, August 14, 2014

Snowflake Snowman

Hi everyone! We are almost half way through August! Can you believe that??? Summer has sure flown for me. I have painted one of our bathroom and three coats of paint later I can say the walls are finished. Now all I need is to paint the trim and door, install the new light and flooring, vanity, mirror, faucet, make a curtain and I'm finished. :-)
I want to share a snowman decoration I created. I received a box full of Smooth Foam ornaments last year for a blog hop and this is one of the leftovers I didn't use in the hop.
First off I applied gesso to the ornament, let dry and then painted with white acrylic paint. While the ornament was drying I shaped a carrot nose from orange Sculpey Clay and baked according to the directions on the package. I also cut from a sheet of vintage sheet music a small hat. I rolled it into a cone and adhered together and glued silver tinsel along the bottom of the hat.


I adhered two black dew drops and carrot nose to the ornament shape, painted a dot for the mouth and then I applied Antique Mod Podge all over then covered in glitter.


I painted a chipboard snowflake white and once dry I applied antique Mod Podge and sprinkled glitter over the whole snowflake. I then adhered to the base of the ornament the snowflake, tied seam binding around the "neck" and finished off with dew drops to the bow and snowflake.


Lastly I glued the little hat to the snowman's head. Easy peasy decoration to set out at Christmas or a super cute gift to give. :-)


Supplies Used:

SmoothFoam: Ornament, Robin's Nest: Dew Drops, Seam Binding, Glitter, Sculpey Clay, Tinsel, Vintage Sheet Music, Chipboard Snowflake, Black and White Acrylic Paint, Gesso

If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!




Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Robin's Nest: If the Shoe Fits Wear it

Hi everyone! It's me and I'm back to share another couple of projects using the Wedding {in love} Collection which is also featured this month over at the Robin's Nest.
I have these little shoes  I created using Brenda Walton's: Sizzix Ballroom Slippers Diecut and an Anniversary card.


For more details on how to create these little shoes and card hop on over to the Chattering Robin's blog and check it out! Also if you have any questions please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!








Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Robin's Nest: There is "Gnome" Place Like Home

Hi everyone! I want to share a sneak peak at my projects I created using the Lodge Collection that is one of the Robin's Nest featured products this month. This collection has a real woodsy outdoor feel and I decided since I had a leftover gnome printout from a previous project I was going to do something woodsy and whimsical. 


For complete directions please stop over at the Chattering Robin's blog and check it!
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!





Friday, July 25, 2014

Blue Snowflakes Card

Hi everyone! I know another wintery/Christmas card but you know Christmas is going to be here before you know??? Right??? Wink, wink, wink :-) I want to share this quick Christmas/Winter card I created using 6"x6"  My Mind's Eye Merry Collection and a stamp sentiment from the Inkadinkado Christmas Characters Stamp Set.
I folded the 6"x6" paper in half to create a 3"x6" card base, added patterned cardstock from the pad, inked edges and punched and fussy cut snowflakes out for the card. Next I stamped the sentiment on a piece of cardstock, cut more cardstock to frame the saying and adhered together and to the card. Lastly I glued the snowflakes that I had cut out and punched to the card.


If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is great and enjoy creating!!!



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Friends Forever

Hi everyone! I'm here to share a fun card I created for the Paper Wings Productions July Challenge. The challenge for this month is use either wet or dry embossing in your project. I stumbled upon their blog last week and I had already started working on this card so I thought why not submit my card? :-) 
For my card I cut from a 6"x12" piece of Light Red Plaid/Stripe cardstock and folded in half to create a 6"x6" card base. I used a variety of cardstock and sticker from the Lodge Collection along with Moss Green Glitter CardstockIrredescent Classic Glitter Swirl VellumVanilla Fluer Glitter Cardstock and Dew Drops which can all be found over at the Robin's Nest.


I embossed a piece of  Moss Green Glitter Cardstock with  the Geometric Rings Embossing Folder for a fun background and I lightly inked the edges with some hot pink chalk ink. The friends printable  I fussy cut out and added on top of the embossed cardstock and then I embellished with handmade flowers, sequins, dew drops, lace and twine.


I hope you enjoy my card I've created and if you have any questions please let me know.


Supplies Used:
Robin's Nest: Lodge CollectionMoss Green Glitter CardstockIrredescent Classic Glitter Swirl Vellum,  Vanilla Fluer Glitter CardstockDew Drops
Sequins
Flower Punches
Lace
Hemp Twine
Sizzix: Little Leaves
Cuttlebug: Geometric Rings Embossing Folder
QuicKutz: Antique Doily Diecut
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Splendid Circles Diecuts
Chalk Ink
Eclecticanthology Printable

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!